Saturday, August 15, 2009

Safeguard freedom of expression and religious freedom in India

[International Hindu - Freedom of expression and religion important for US
Washington (PTI): The Obama Administration on Friday said freedom of expression and religion is important for the United States, but refrained from making any comment on the a US body putting India on "watch list" for religious intolerance.
"You know, freedom of expression and religious freedom we think are hallmarks of stable, progressive societies in the 21st century. It is obviously important to us," Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P J Crowley said at the daily State Department press briefing.
Early this week, the US Commission for International Religious Freedom, an independent US body, put India under "watch list" for religious intolerance. India, a thriving secular democracy, has termed it as regrettable.]

Savitri Erans must unite to safeguard "freedom of expression and religious freedom" in India. [TNM]

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